The Legendary Barry Humphries is coming to The Theatre Royal
The legendary BARRY HUMPHRIES brings The Man Behind The Mask to Bath’s Theatre Royal as he tours the UK before returning to the West End stage
Celebrated Australian performer Barry Humphries AO, CBE will take audiences on a revelatory trip through his colourful life and theatrical career when he brings Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask to the Theatre Royal Bath on Sunday 17th and Monday 18th April as part of a spring tour visiting nineteen theatres across the country.
In an intimate, confessional evening – seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories – Australia’s best loved entertainer will be peeling off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown.
For more than 60 years, Barry Humphries has held a mirror to Australia and Australians, revealing their virtues, their foibles, their triumphs and their failings through a gallery of adored characters, including Dame Edna Everage, Sir Les Paterson and Sandy Stone. Now he will spin the mirror around, exposing his own highs and lows, the good times and the not so good.
Themes include Humphries’ Australian childhood, family relationships, attitudes, career, and his experiences as one of the world’s most acclaimed entertainers.
Humphries character Dame Edna Everage photographed by Craig Schwartz.
“This is a show in which I am the principal character; it’s not Les, it’s not Edna, it’s not Sandy Stone. It is really about this character called ‘me’. I’m not in disguise. It is the story of my generation, it is a story of a life spent in the theatre and a life spent in comedy, and it will show it is like to be a clown. In a way, this is perhaps the bravest thing I’ve ever done, and I hope the most entertaining. I think people might be agreeably shocked and they certainly will learn much they didn’t know.”Barry Humphries
Audiences can expect a virtuoso, comic, solo performance filled with laughter, drama and surprise. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and the magic of technology may even allow appearances – or interruptions – by unexpected guests.
Venue: Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath, BA1 1ET
Dates: Sunday 17 th April and Monday 18 th April 2022
Tickets: £49.50, £45, £30
Standby tickets £15
(Booking fee applies)
Box Office: 01225 448844, www.theatreroyal.org.uk